kyocera corp -spons adr (KYO) Key Developments
Kyocera Corporation Introduces New KRW Series Thermal Printheads for Barcode Printing
Jun 11 14
Kyocera Corporation announced that it has developed a new thermal printhead for desktop barcode printers. The new Kyocera KRW Series printheads offer improved durability and corrosion resistance through a simplified structure and refined resin sealant, which improve assembly efficiency and extend the useful life of printing equipment. Samples will be available beginning June 2014. Development background: Logistics sites such as warehouses and distribution centers store a wide range of information on barcode labels to optimize inventory and supply-chain management. In recent years, logistics platforms have expanded into developing regions of Asia and elsewhere, leading to a substantial increase in distribution volumes. As a result, demand for desktop barcode printers for shipping labels has been expanding. Barcode printer manufacturers demand thermal printheads that offer superior durability and serviceability to improve production efficiency and streamline printer assembly. They also require better corrosion resistance to prevent component deterioration resulting from use in environments featuring elevated levels of moisture, humidity and/or salt. Product features: Kyocera's KRW Series provides superior durability through a simplified structure with fewer components and use of specialized resins to affix connectors, the area most susceptible to mechanical load. The new KRW Series also offers superior corrosion resistance through use of an improved resin-sealing film, which coats the surface of the printhead. Additionally, Kyocera's advanced film-forming processes protect the printhead from harsh environments involving high temperatures, humidity and salinity. With improved durability and corrosion resistance, the KRW Series will help improve assembly efficiency for printer manufacturers while enhancing the lifespan of printing equipment. Small printhead in its class: Conventional Kyocera printheads for use in barcode printers use a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) to link the ceramic substrate to power and logic interface connectors. The new KRW Series printhead design eliminates this FPC, instead attaching the connectors directly to the ceramic substrate with specialized resins to deliver improved structural durability under mechanical load, creating a sturdy and simplified structure. This design yields the smallest thin-film type thermal printhead in its class, allowing for development of more compact printers. Superior corrosion resistance for improved durability: The surfaces of KRW Series printheads are covered with a specially formulated film and resin sealant, which help keep the heating elements and circuits from deteriorating due to friction from the printing process or prolonged contact with corrosive substances. Barcode printers in particular are often used in environments involving high temperatures and/or corrosive conditions -- such as moisture; salinity from coastal air; or salt from outdoor facilities, food-processing plants and kitchens.
Kyocera Corp., Annual General Meeting, Jun 26, 2014
Jun 4 14
Kyocera Corp., Annual General Meeting, Jun 26, 2014., at 10:00 Tokyo Standard Time. Location: 20 Floor Event Hall at the Head Office. Agenda: To report contents of the business report, consolidated financial statements and audit results of consolidated financial statements by the accounting auditor and the audit & supervisory board for the 60th fiscal year (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014); to report contents of the non-consolidated financial statements for the 60th fiscal year (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014).
Kyocera Corp., 2014 Earnings Call, May 07, 2014
May 17 14
Kyocera Corp., 2014 Earnings Call, May 07, 2014
Kyocera Corp. Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2015
Apr 28 14
Kyocera Corp. provided dividend guidance for the year ending March 31, 2015. For the period, the company forecasts a total annual dividend
in the amount of JPY 80 per share, based on its financial forecast for the year ending March 31, 2015.
Kyocera Corp. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended March 31, 2014; Provides Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2015
Apr 28 14
Kyocera Corp. reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of JPY 375,981 million against JPY 353,530 million a year ago. Profit from operations was JPY 30,886 million against JPY 25,692 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 35,924 million against JPY 32,481 million a year ago. Net income attributable to shareholders of the company was JPY 19,392 million against JPY 21,503 million a year ago.
For the year, on consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 1,447,369 million against JPY 1,280,054 million a year ago. Profit from operations was JPY 120,582 million against JPY 76,926 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 146,268 million against JPY 101,363 million a year ago. Net income attributable to shareholders of company was JPY 88,756 million against JPY 66,473 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to shareholders of company were JPY 241.93 against JPY 181.18 a year ago. Increased revenue in every Kyocera Group reporting segment pushed consolidated net sales to an all-time high.
For the fiscal 2015, the company provided consolidated earnings guidance. It expects net sales of JPY 1,580,000 million, profit from operations of JPY 135,000 million, income before income taxes of JPY 158,000 million, net income attributable to shareholders of the company of JPY 97,000 million, and diluted earnings per share attributable to shareholders of company of JPY 264.40.